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Starting and Ending Points of the Great Wall

The Great Wall is the ancient military construction built to resist invasion of the northern nomadic people in different periods. The Great Wall stretches thousands of miles across northern China, so also known as the Great Wall. Extant ruins of the Great Wall were mainly built in Fourteenth Century on the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty, starting from Jiayuguan in the west, and ending in Liaodong Hushan.

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According to the 2012 State Cultural Relics Bureau, the Great Wall features a total length of 21196.18 km. And the State Cultural Relics Bureau also released in 2009, according to the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty survey data, the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty features a total length of 8851.8 km. The Great Wall is a great engineering feat created by Chinese people, enjoying a long history and an important influence on Chinese history. Together with Terracotta Army, it is seen as symbol of China. In the December of 1987, the Great Wall was listed as world cultural heritage site. According to historical records, the construction of the Great Wall covers more than 5000 kilometers and started in the three dynasties: one is the Badaling Great Wall built by Qin Shihuang starting from west of Lintao, ending at Liaodong in the east of the Great Wall; second starts from the Hexi Corridor built in West Han dynasty, east to Liaodong with the Great Wall stretching for the 10000 km.

The Great Wall in China today covers a number of areas, including Beijing, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Xinjiang, Tianjin, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan and Shandong - more than 10 provinces, cities and autonomous regions. Only the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has a section that covers more than 1.5 kilometers. Since ancient times, each time the Great Wall was rebuilt and not very complete, now best section to preserve the integrity of the Great Wall was built in the Ming dynasty. So people usually talk about the Great Wall, mainly refers to the Great Wall of Ming dynasty. The length of the Great Wall, also refers to the length of the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty, Ming Dynasty Great Wall starts from West Jiayuguan and ends at east of Yalu River.